Regarding the repeal of DADT:
I hope that when we pass this legislation that we will understand that we are doing great damage.
Rarely can you point to a moment in time when a nation consigned itself to the scrap heap of history.
You'll note if you follow the links that, admittedly, Fischer goes on at greater length. But not to worry. I'm sure Angry Johnny will have his choice of talk shows to go on tomorrow, to explain how horrible he thinks civil rights are.
[Added] Also, from the first link above (and following up on an item mentioned earlier), you tell 'em, Harry:
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader and a crucial proponent of the repeal, noted that some Republicans had indicated they might try to block Senate approval of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia because of their pique over the Senate action on the ban.
“How’s that’s for statesmanship?” Mr. Reid said.